Macbeth | Critical Essay by Jan H. Blits

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of Macbeth.
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Critical Essay by Jan H. Blits

SOURCE: Blits, Jan H. Introduction to The Insufficiency of Virtue: “Macbeth” and the Natural Order, pp. 1-7. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.

In the following introduction, Blits studies Macbeth’s concern with the limits of virtue and the violation of human and natural order.

Macbeth depicts the life and soul of a Christian warrior who first becomes his kingdom's savior, then its criminal king, and finally its bloody tyrant. Set in eleventh-century Scotland, the play portrays Macbeth within the context of a moral and political order rooted in a natural order that is established by God. Far from being merely a backdrop for the play (as is often suggested), this natural order decisively shapes both the characters and the action of the drama. Shakespeare shows that what a character thinks about the natural...

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